Finally, Instrument Rating HELP! The Instrument Rating Checkride Reviewer, by Darren Smith is designed to help you to get through the Instrument Checkride. Designed to fit in your flight bag, it is Softcover, spiral-bound, 6” x 9" and over 200 pages!
Why This Book? The IFR system is highly technical and complex. The author has been very disappointed by the materials on the market to help his own students understand and use the system. At the same time there are highly technical manuals (mainly from the FAA) which gather dust on the shelf. The combination of a book that has enough "tech" but is still usable was the motivation behind this manual. It's a book that not only gives you a detailed step-by-step plan for your instrument checkride, but also provides the tips and tricks of the IFR system that will keep you safe.
What's Inside This Book?
Table of Contents: Your Instrument Rating - Instrument Rating Requirements - When You Need an Instrument Rating - How to Log Safety Pilot Time - Saving Money on Your Flight Training - Working together on your instrument rating - Why you should do your instrument rating in a twin - After the Instrument Rating - Accelerated Training Programs
Practical Test Standards - Includes a complete copy of the PTS with sample oral exam questions and sources to find the answer. - Using your GPS on the checkride.
Airspace -Types of Airspace - Class A, B, C, D, E, G Airspace - Prohibited, Restricted, Alert Areas - Warning, MOA, Controlled Firing Area - Miscellaneous Airspace - VFR Weather Minimums - Airspace Reclassification
FAR Review - NTSB830 - IFR Lost Communications - Radio Communications - Oxygen Requirements - Cruising Altitude Requirements - Miscellaneous FARs - Medicals (New Rules)
IFR Cross Country - Know Thy Aircraft: Data Sheet - Instrument Pre-flight (Incl GPS) - Basics of Cross Country Planning - Alternates - Clearances - Departure Procedures - Holds - Arrival Procedures - Calculating a VDP - Approach Tips - Gotcha’s – Things that Kill Pilots - Briefing an Approach - The New Thing: GPS Approach
Maneuvers Guide: Slow Flight - Power Off-Power On Stalls - Steep Turns - Unusual Attitudes - Power Performance Settings - Constant Rate/Airspeed Climbs/Descents - Change of Airspeed - Standard Rate Turns - Practicing Your Skills - Instrument Takeoff - Holding - Includes Visi-Hold(TM), a visualization template to help you learn hold entries.
Special Emphasis - Aviation Safety - Aero medical Factors - Visual Illusions - Collision Avoidance - Airport Traffic Pattern - Accident Prevention - Improving Personal Skill - Weight & Balance - Runway Incursions - Taxi Phraseology - Crosswind Technique - Using Flaps - Inadvertent IFR - IFR Risk Management - Wake Turbulence Avoidance - NASA Reporting
Appendix: Personal Minimums Checklist - Weather Contractions - Metric Conversion Tables - Acronyms - Aviation Mnemonics - Intercept Signals - International Information - How Helicopter Rules are Different - Clearance & Flight Planning Forms
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